It’s a double Birthday today for horror icons: In addition to Tony Todd who turned 62 today, genre director/writer Mick Garris is also celebrating another trip around the sun; he’s 65. Have a look at Garris’s best horror movies below. And from everyone here at Horror Freak News: Happy Birthday Mick!
Critters 2 (Director, 1988)
Official Synopsis: Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the town of Grover’s Bend.
Psycho IV: The Beginning (Director, 1990)
Official Synopsis: Released from a mental institution once again, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) calls in to tell his life story to a radio host (CCH Pounder). Norman recalls his days as a young boy living with his schizophrenic mother (Olivia Hussey), and the jealous rage that inspired her murder. In the present, Norman lives with his pregnant wife, Connie (Donna Mitchell), fearing that his child will inherit his split personality disorder, and “Mother” will return to kill again.
Sleepwalkers (Director, 1992)
Official Synopsis: When newcomers Charles (Brian Krause) and his mother, Mary (Alice Krige), settle into town, the local residents do not suspect that they’re shape-shifters looking to feed on the town’s virgin girls. Charles quickly befriends innocent and chaste Tanya (Madchen Amick) when he begins attending high school, hoping to take her life force in order to feed his mother. When Tanya agrees to a first date with Charles, she may learn his true intentions the hard way.
The Stand (Director, TV Mini Series 1994)
Official Synopsis: After a deadly plague kills most of the world’s population, the remaining survivors split into two groups – one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being – to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
Riding the Bullet (Director, 2004)
Official Synopsis: When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchhike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.
Bag of Bones (Director, TV Mini Series 2011)
Official Synopsis: After his wife’s sudden death, a bestselling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.
Hocus Pocus (Screenplay, 1993)
Official Synopsis: After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.